LATHAM WILL VOTE TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN, PROTECT OUR TROOPS & STOP OBAMACARE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MOVE WILL AVERT SHUTDOWN UNLESS SENATE & PRESIDENT CHOOSE ALTERNATIVE PATH
Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives will consider important measures late Saturday evening that will keep government open, delay Obamacare and permanently repeal Obamacare's medical device tax. The House will also vote on a measure that ensures that America's troops get paid should the U.S. Senate and White House continue down the troubling path towards a government shutdown on October 1st.
“The American people want a government that stays open and they want protection from the harmful impacts of Obamacare,” said Iowa Congressman Tom Latham. “I will vote this evening on a measure that will ensure that our government does not shut down on Tuesday and it gives the American people the same one year time-out from Obamacare that big business was granted by President Obama. I will also support a measure that permanently repeals the harmful and universally criticized Obamacare medical device tax that will cause 43,000 layoffs of American workers – sending those jobs overseas.”
Latham also announced that he would be supporting a measure that ensures that America's troops get paid even if a shutdown takes place.
“Congress has an obligation to ensure that the last thing America’s service members should worry about is getting their paycheck. The Republican measure I will support with my vote this evening will protect the men and women who protect our freedoms from having to worry about taking care of their families and paying their bills.”
“Tonight’s action by the House is a continuation of the legislative process that should be expected by the American people in an effort to find common ground and provide better solutions. It is now the responsibility of the U.S. Senate to move this process towards the President’s desk in an effort to protect the American people and our troops from a disastrous shutdown on October 1st.”